There’s been no shortage of red carpet action this week. We saw the high drama of the MET Gala, while a little closer to home the Logies had their moment in the spotlight. To get the inside story on red carpet dressing I caught up with Kyha Simpson, Creative Director and Founder of One Day Bridal.
Kyha and her team created the stunning teal gown that Rebecca Harding (Andy Lee’s girlfriend) wore to the Logies. With boning through the bodice, considered cut outs and a fitted trumpet silhouette skirt, this gown was a scene stealer!
Now, Kyha shares with us the story behind this strikingly contemporary red carpet gown.
What was the inspiration behind Rebecca’s gown?
When designing, we always stick by the motto that less is more. It was Rebecca’s first time on the red carpet so we wanted a edgy and modern look that wasn’t fussy and had a sense of elegance. The colour very much drove the direction.
How long does it take to create a piece like this? (i.e. How many people worked on it for for many hours? How many fittings?)
There is always a few involved! Myself and two of my team members worked on her gown for three weeks prior to the event. We had three fittings, one which involved the Stylist, Lana Wilkinson, coming in and also setting the direction for jewellery, shoes, clutch, hair and make up. The gown was completed late on the Saturday night, prior to the Logies taking place on Sunday night… this is completely typical of making a red carpet gown!
How were Rebecca’s shoes and accessories chosen?
Stylist, Lana Wilkinson, chose Rebecca’s clutch and accessories. Rebecca wore the most incredible hand piece encrusted with diamonds, opals and sapphires from G and D Designer Jewellery, I am still drooling over it!
What’s the inspiration behind Rebecca’s hair and makeup?
Rebecca had a lot of input into her hair and make up while being guided by the experts, hair was by Hermiz from Joey Scandizzo Salon and make up by Jade Kisnorbo. She needed to feel comfortable and herself. Being in front of TV cameras and photographers you also need a certain amount of coverage to ensure you look natural yet flawless, Jade is the master of this!
What do you think is the most important aspect of red carpet dressing?
Have fun! Australia doesn’t have a huge amount of opportunity to showcase its local designers, so when the time comes you have to enjoy every minute. Working with your client and making sure they are confident and comfortable is also extremely important.